Practical Nursing

Program Overview

Practical Nursing prepares adult students for an exciting career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), certified nurse aide, or many health-related careers. In this program, students learn practical nursing skills through classroom theory and clinical application. Knowledge and skills learned in the classroom are applied in clinical settings such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, physician offices, hospice, and home health care settings.

“Getting into nursing school and getting my LPN through TCT was a defining moment of my life. Thanks to TCT I now have an LPN license, make more money than I’ve ever made, and I’m debt free after completing my degree!”
– Malori T., 2019
★★★★★

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards Licensing Exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Application Deadline


  • August applications are due by April 15.
  • January applications are due by October 15.

To start or continue your application, visit here.

Program Schedule


Program Dates Program Days Program Time
August 2023 – May 2024 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
January 2024 – December 2024 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
1463 Total Hours Cost: $4,500* Student Resources

*includes all student fees, books, scrubs, and skills supplies

Prerequisites


Certified Nurse Aide | CNA

140 Hours | Cost: $799

Start your healthcare career as a CNA in just a few short weeks! As a certified nursing assistant, you will be able to work in various environments. Nursing homes, hospitals, adult daycare centers, personal homes, and assisted living facilities all require nursing aides to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient.

Application Requirements


Biographical Information
Education History
High School Info and Transcript
Employment History
3 Recommendations
Proof of CNA Certification
Evidence of Status Form
Drug Test
ACCUPLACER Assessment

Career Opportunities


Physicians Office
Long Term Care
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Correctional Facilities
Public Schools
Home Health
Hospice
Hospitals
Insurance Companies

Program Coursework


First Semester

Medical Terminology
Anatomy & Physiology
Introduction to Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing
Clinical Nursing I
Pharmacology & IV Therapy Skills
Clinical Nursing II

Second Semester

Clinical Nursing II
Medical Surgical Nursing I & II
Pediatric Nursing
Maternal Newborn Nursing
Mental Health
Clinical Nursing III
Transition to Practice
Clinical Nursing IV

Accredited & Approved By:


1 of 8 nationally accredited Practical Nursing Programs in the state.

The Practical Nursing program at Tri County Technology Center located in Bartlesville is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
404.975.5000  |  www.acenursing.org

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is continuing accreditation.

You may view the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program here.

Approved: Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Physical Address
2501 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 207
Oklahoma City, Ok 73105

US Postal Delivery
P.O. Box 52926
Oklahoma City, Ok 73152

Phone: 405.962.1800 or 405.962.1832
Fax: 405.962.1821
Email: obnwebmaster@nursing.ok.gov
www.ok.gov/nursing

Approved: Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE)
1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074-4364
800.522.5810  |  www.okcareertech.org

Student Information


Annual OBN NCLEX Pass Rate

2021 Annual OBN NCLEX Pass Rate for first-time testers: 84.62%

  • Jan 2021-December 2021 Pass Rate for first-time testers: 85%
  • August 2021-May 2022 Pass Rate for first-time testers: 80%

Completion & Retention Rate

2021 Completion & Retention Rate: 81.8%

College Credit


Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Tri County Tech are both committed to providing high-quality educational programs to their respective constituencies. To learn about college credit opportunities, visit below or OKWU.edu.

Public Notice


Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by the ACEN

The Tri County Tech Practical Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will
host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its practical nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled from 12:30-1:30 on Wednesday, March 8, in the Cherokee Room of Tri County Tech located at 6101 Nowata Road, Bartlesville, OK.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or email: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by February 22, 2023.

Financial Assistance


Financial assistance is available through the Tri County Tech Foundation for Full Time & Flex programs, as well as some Fast Track programs. After you are accepted into a program, you will receive a financial assistance application. The form must be filled out and turned in with the most recent two months of pay stubs for every working member of your household.

Our main goal for financial assistance at Tri County Tech is to assist financially disadvantaged students who would be unable to get the education they deserve. Assistance consists of grants, scholarships, and employment. An individual might participate in one or more resources, depending upon eligibility and need.

We do not accept funds from FAFSA or PELL.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

We’re Here To Help!

Get in touch with Tri County Tech’s enrollment team. You can request more information about a program or financial assistance; ask away!

Randall Jones

Meet Randall.

He’s our Outreach & Enrollment Specialist. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Randall also works with local businesses in Bartlesville to help students apply to Tri County Tech.

Randall.Jones@TriCountyTech.edu | 918.331.3269

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